Sheffield Steelers beat Cardiff Devils to win Elite League play-offs

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Highlights: Steelers win dramatic final in overtime

Sheffield Steelers won the Elite League play-offs 6-5 in second overtime to deny Cardiff Devils a grand slam.

Guillaume Doucet gave the Devils the lead before John Armstrong levelled, but Joey Haddad and Joey Martin ensured Cardiff ended the first period 3-1 up.

The Steelers led thanks to Geoff Walker, Colton Fretter and Matthieu Roy but Haddad equalised for the Devils.

Walker put the Steelers ahead before Andrew Hotham levelled, but Levi Nelson scored to give the Steelers victory.

The two sides set up their play-off final in the semi-finals on Saturday, the Devils coming from behind to beat Dundee Stars, and the Steelers overcoming Belfast Giants.

Going into the game weeks after their regular season Elite League and Challenge Cup triumphs, Cardiff Devils had been aiming to win the grand slam before falling short.

The Welsh side could have been the first team to win an Elite Ice Hockey League grand slam since Nottingham Panthers won the play-offs, Elite League and Challenge Cup in 2012-13.

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